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Hi,ive had a dull headache for about a month and I have also noticed a red scab on my scalp which Ive had about 3 weeks ago isn't healing? Any idea I

Hi,ive had a dull headache for about a month and I have also noticed a red scab on my scalp which Ive had about 3 weeks ago isn't healing?  Any idea I

Headache: A dull headache lasting a month is most likely a muscular tension headache. The scabbed lesion of the scalp may be unrelated. However it may be a herpes infection causing some discomfort. It's best to have your physician or a dermatologist examine the scalp lesion for diagnosis and treatment. A referral to a neurologist could be recommended for headache evaluation if your doc is concerned. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have a headache and a kind of tingling sensation in my scalp. Is this related and what can I do?

I have a headache and a kind of tingling sensation in my scalp. Is this related and what can I do?

Can be: This could be related. Please see your doctor in order to assess this by history and physical examination, which can direct the type of therapy that could be helpful. ...Read more

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This is a strange headache. It hurts in many ways, when I touch my scalp it hurts, there is a constant throb, when I cough it hurts.?

This is a strange headache. It hurts in many ways, when I touch my scalp it hurts, there is a constant throb, when I cough it hurts.?

Headache: Need more details — location on scalp, location hurts when cough, how long it lasts. Other symptoms. Headache palpable to touch and headache triggered by cough mean different things. Probably need to see someone to get the details nailed down and be examined. ...Read more

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Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Yes: If the headache is from the nerves in your neck that innervates that area (which is a very common cause for headaches), then the skin overlying that area can be extremely sensitive. It is most likely related to one of the nerves in the top of the neck and you may benefit from seeing a pain doc who can do a diagnostic nerve block to identify if it is those nerves. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can a frontal scalp/muscular headache cause disconnected or foggy feelings?

Can a frontal scalp/muscular headache cause disconnected or foggy feelings?

Pain is a drain: Any pain, if strong enough, can cause disconnected, foggy feelings. At least part of the reason is the release of neurohormones in response to pain which have negative effects on cognition and emotion. Of course this answer assumes that you don't have a serious spinal or brain or head disorder. ...Read more

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I get hives on my scalp and they are causing me headaches what should I do?

I get hives on my scalp and they are causing me headaches what should I do?

DERMATITIS SCALP: Hives are signs of allergy. Did you use new chemical on your hair? Like coloring hair with dye? Headache is part of the reaction. Take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) analgesic, steroid cream on your scalp and if not relieved see md. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on scalp cause headaches? The headaches are a constant low grade directly where the cyst on the right top of my head. It has been two week

Can a cyst on scalp cause headaches? The headaches are a constant low grade directly where the cyst on the right top of my head. It has been two week

No: This may b a coincidence. The dust is usually a sebaceous cyst & do not cause ha's. I would rec u b cn by ur pcp 4 a diagnosis. U r in the age group 4 an aneusym, best 2 find out if so now. May save u from a bleed which is not good. ...Read more

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A needle scratched and pierced my scalp although the wound looks healed I experience severe scalp pains n headaches after one year what can I do?

A needle scratched and pierced my scalp although the wound looks healed I experience severe scalp pains n headaches after one year what can I do?

Need more informatio: If it was just a punctured wound and the wound has healed, then your headaches are probably not related to your injury. But if you had any associated head injuries like head injury with cerebral concussion then it might be post concussion headaches. I will suggest you consult your doctor to find the cause of your headaches. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my scalp it's red and has white at the very top. Also, it hurts to touch and causes headaches when I touch it what's wrong?

Boil: Sounds like a boil, infected hair follicle, noiw with pus [white top] need it lanced by a dr if it doesn't spontaneously break open after warm wet compresses 4x/day x 10 min each, may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red sores in the scalp that puss and causes headaches?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?

I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?

Headache/stiff nexk: You will need an evaluation by a physician and not knowing other details (e.g. How quickly symptoms are progressing, presence of fever, other infectious manifestations) would recommend this be done asap to consider meningitis. ...Read more

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My scalp is feels like it's burning and I also have a headache and my head just feels heavy and my neck hurts any suggestions what could be wrong?

My scalp is feels like it's burning and I also have a headache and my head just feels heavy and my neck hurts any suggestions what could be wrong?

When to see a doctor: A headache can be a symptom of a serious condition, such as a stroke, meningitis or encephalitis.

Go to a hospital emergency room or call 911 or your local emergency number if you're experiencing the worst headache of your life, a sudden, severe headache or a headache accompanied by:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/headache/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050800 ...Read more

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I have a broken raised vein by scalp. Vomitting. Headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

I have a broken raised vein by scalp. Vomitting. Headaches unstabbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb l?

Need an exam: Unable to fully understand your question. It seems that you have a broken raised scalp vein, vomiting, headaches and unstable(?) walking(?). Health Tap Question/Answer is not designed to diagnose illness. That would require taking a medical history, asking many focused questions and examining you. The only advice I can give you is that you need to be examined and won't find the answers online. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore scalp with or without headache? It happens sometimes but goes away after a day or so.

What can cause a sore scalp with or without headache? It happens sometimes but goes away after a day or so.

Scalp/skin disorder : Perhaps a scalp disorder such as dandruff or psoriasis .have a dermatologist examine it.if it's not the scalp itself then it's likely a headache ...Read more

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Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?

In your temple?: Is it in the temple area? You can have inflammation of the small arteries in the temples that cause pain. You can also have irritation of superficial scalp nerves that cause pain as well. See your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Ihave been told I have psorissis on my scalp they said it would be itchy but not sore mine is pain ful and also causes headaches?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis can be sore, especially if there is a superimposed bacterial infection. Please see your dermatologist. You may need a bacterial culture done and some antibiotics in addition to psoriasis treatment. ...Read more

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The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

The top of my head (scalp) tends to stink when I have a headache. The smell was extremely worse when I was pregnant. What's the cause?

Not sure: Alice, c a your friends smell what you feel you are smelling? Some headaches do alter the smell sensation enhancing odors. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with headaches, since then the left side of my face has become sensitive especially my temple and left side of my scalp?

I have been suffering with headaches, since then the left side of my face has become sensitive especially my temple and left side of my scalp?

Consult with MD: This could be anything from bruxism (tooth grinding) to a neurological problem with one of the cranial nerves. Advise see your physician. ...Read more

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This past Wednesday I took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

This past Wednesday I took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

A capsule?: Haven't seen a true capsule for tramadol (they always seem to be tablets). So, one can bring the capsules back to the pharmacy or doctor to confirm they truly are tramadol. Perhaps the capsule is a combination drug, containing tramadol and something else. As for the symptoms, one can ask her primary doctor to see if it may be an allergic reaction to a drug, or be part of the original illness. ...Read more

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I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?

I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?

Scalp problems: Typically, acquired asymmetry of the head after the age of about 8 years, indicates either a neoplasm or bone disease of the skull. But symptoms you describe are more suggestive of scalp involvement (in or below the epidermis (superficial skin tissue). Hair loss and oozing would not likely occur from pure bony involvement. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more